July Climate Review and August Preview

The summer monsoon was very active across the state early in the month of July, and then took a brief hiatus through the middle of the month, before becoming very active again at the end of the month., especially across southeastern Colorado. With that said, above to much above normal precipitation has been recorded across much of south central and southeast Colorado through the month of JulyThe following graphics depict departures from normal for both temperatures and precipitation experienced across the state over the past month. 

   

The average temperature in Colorado Springs over the past month of July was 70.3 degrees, which is 0.6 degrees below normal. Colorado Springs received 4.63 inches of precipitation in July. This is 1.79 inches above normal and makes July of 2014 tied with July of 1997 as the 14th wettest July on record, though well below the 6.59 inches recorded through July of 1930. The Colorado Springs Airport also recorded hail on July 14th and 16th.  

The average temperature in Pueblo over the past month of July was 75.1 degrees, which is 0.7 degrees below normal.  Pueblo received 3.28 inches of precipitation through the month of July. This is 1.22 inches above normal and makes July of 2014 the 16th wettest July on record in Pueblo, though remains well below the 6.72 inches recorded in July of 1895.    

The average temperature in Alamosa over the past month of July was 66.0 degrees. This is 1.4 degrees above normal and makes July of 2014 tied with July of 2012 as the 14th warmest July on record.  However, this is well below the average temperature of 68.4 degrees recorded in July of 2011. Alamosa received 1.52 inches of precipitation throughout the month of July. This is 0.55 inches above normal and makes July of 2014 tied with July of 1965 as the 17th wettest July on record, though remains well below the 3.50 inches recorded in July of 1968.

Looking ahead into August, in Colorado Springs, the average high and low temperature of 84 degrees and 57 degrees on August 1st, cools to 80 degrees and 53 degrees by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 68.7 degrees. Colorado Springs averages 3.34 inches of precipitation in August, which on average, is wettest month of the year.  

In Pueblo, the average high and low temperature of 91 degrees and 59 degrees on August 1st, cools to 88 degrees and 54 degrees by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 73.4 degrees. Pueblo averages 2.32 inches of precipitation in August, which on average, is the wettest month of the year. 

In Alamosa, the average high and low temperature of 81 degrees and 48 degrees August 1st, cools to 77 degrees and 43 degrees by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 62.7 degrees.  Alamosa averages 1.27 inches of precipitation in August, which on average, is the wettest month of the year.

Below is the Climate Prediction Center's temperature and precipitation outlook for August, which gives slightly better chances of above normal precipitation and equal chances of above, below and near normal temperatures across area.

   

   

 



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